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Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center will make requests to Eastern Great Basin Coordination Center for general clerical, driver, or laborer positions only after all local resources have been exhausted or have been determined to be unavailable.

Initial Attack

Runcards- An interagency system of Runcards (pre-attack plan) is updated each season by a group of representatives from all participating agencies within Northern Utah. The runcards are valid between June 1 and October 31 and are approved by the NUIFC oversight committee. The Runcards will be used for all initial attack dispatches when a smoke report is received but nothing else is known about the report. BLM runcards will be followed for nighttime initial attack incidents at the moderate level, with the obvious exception that aircraft will not be mobilized at night. USFS duty officers will determine the level of response required for nighttime initial attack. For State Incidents, the county fire warden or FMO will determine the level of response.

Mutual Aid- Dispatchers may order or fill resource orders directly from adjacent dispatch centers identified in the ROSS neighborhood agreement until Great Basin preparedness levels 4 and 5 at which time Eastern Great Basin may choose to limit this practice. Initial attack for mutual assistance purposes includes initial and necessary support resources to contain the fire within the first burning period. These resources may not be reassigned or

placed on standby without the approval of the sending unit. following units directly under mutual assistance agreements: Richfield Interagency Fire Center Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center South Central Interagency Dispatch Center Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center Moab Interagency Fire Center Elko Interagency Dispatch Center Ely Interagency Communications Center

NUIFC may contact the

Boundary Fires-

Fires occurring within 5 miles either side of the dispatch boundary will require notification to the neighboring dispatch center prior to dispatch. This is critical to the safety of air resources responding to a smoke report. These resources may be communicating on different frequencies en-route to the same incident. Dispatchers will ensure notification is made immediately in every case.

IMPORTANT: The checklist (from the Airspace Boundary Management Plan) will be completed before aircraft are launched to fires in or near the dispatch boundary.

The BLM maintains boundary agreements with Nevada and Idaho and Wyoming. These agreements authorize initial attack of fires by our neighboring agencies when they are the closest forces.

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